Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Right on Rio, Rio de Janiero, Brazil travel blog

Right on Rio

A travel blog entry by irax

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I got a nice flight to Rio, and a hearty welcome from the man in customs. ¨How long will you stay in Brazil?¨ ¨Maybe a month¨ ¨How will you support yourself here?¨ ¨I have an ATM Card, and some cash¨ ¨How much cash?¨ ¨I´m not sure, ...

Helicopter ride around Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Helicopter ride around Rio de Janeiro

A travel blog entry by hecqs

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It is a Beach Day Sunday here in Rio. I decided to start early and go around the lake by foot again, as always. After a hotdog and egg breakfast from the hostel and loads of guarana natural drinks, we hit the road. I had a nice talk with Douglas, ...

The sun's out,hit the beach - got a gritty sh*tter, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

The sun's out,hit the beach - got a gritty sh*tter

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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We are expecting some nice weather over the next couple of days so hopefully I won't have too much to type except for beach, beach, beach!! We were down on Ipanema beach at 10am this morning. It's an absolutely fantastic beach and the waves are huge! ...

The escalator to heaven, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

The escalator to heaven

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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It was the day before we were leaving Brazil, and the Christ statue had yet to be conquered.  We were still waiting for the clouds to clear.  But not wanting to chance rain on the last morning, we decided to head up today.  The clouds ...

Sunday Street Dance at Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Sunday Street Dance at Ipanema

A travel blog entry by hecqs

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Sunday afternoon, the road by the beach is close for the beach patrons, no motorized vehicles are allowed to ply along the avenue. While walking along the Ipanema Beach, we spotted a street dancing. The brown sugary beach sand is covered by people ...

Hang Gliding in Rio, Sao Conrado, Brazil travel blog

Hang Gliding in Rio

A travel blog entry by hecqs

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I was picked up on time by the tour operator for the hang gliding. It was a bird-like experience seing Rio in a bird´s eye-view. I met three ladies from St. Patrick land... It was bit scary because the velcru strap on my left leg got lose but ...

A day to spend at Copacabana Beach, Avenida Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

A day to spend at Copacabana Beach

A travel blog entry by hecqs

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I moved from a hostel to a hotel. Somehow, I can´t handle the mosquito larvae that I always see in the toilet bowl and the timed room airconditioning. I spent the morning at the beach, I got burnt ...

Slow, Steady and Sweltering, Belém, Brazil travel blog

Slow, Steady and Sweltering

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... least until about 9 am - but mid-day found us right in the middle of Teresina, a city renowned as being the hottest in Brazil! In places the tarmac road surface was buckling and melting in the heat, and even the slight breeze did little to alleviate the ...

Made it to Rio, our last stop!!, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Made it to Rio, our last stop!!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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We arrived into Rio at around 11.45am after a further stop at around 7am by the over intrusive Brazilian police. Seriously, these guys need to make friends and talk to each other! No-one got on the bus or left the bus for the whole journey, but on three ...

Hanging around the beaches and watching footy, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Hanging around the beaches and watching footy

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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We had a long lie in this morning in the comfort of our adopted home for 9 days. After bacon cobs, I made myself comfortable in my second adopted home - The Irish Pub across the road! It was FA Cup semi-final day and beer & football were necessary. I ...

The Corcovado and the Sugarloaf, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

The Corcovado and the Sugarloaf

A travel blog entry by brendanlarkin

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... is the centro, the main business district in Rio. Beside this is the local airport that looks over the delta of the river Janeiro. Following the sweep of the big fellow´s head to the right sees him looking at the sugarloaf with Copacobana beach to the ...

Copa...Copacabana.....It´s beach time again!, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Copa...Copacabana.....It´s beach time again!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... And, they do serve them ice cold, so it wasn't all bad. In fact, how can I really complain....I'm sat on Ipanema beach in Rio in the hot sunshine drinking ice cold beers whilst most people I know are at work in rainy England! Oh life is so hard. ...

We are now entering the wilder zones....., Teresopolis, Brazil travel blog

We are now entering the wilder zones.....

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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... " where we all began some serious acclimatisation to both the weather, working as a real team within the more broader regions of Brazil. Having spent a week in the Orphanage had seemingly provided us with a safety net now leaving us open to a bit of a ...

Obregado - My first portuguese word, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Obregado - My first portuguese word

A travel blog entry by hecqs

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Just logging in as I arrive here in Brazil. We landed on a thick clouds and it was almost touch down when the clouds cleared the airport view. We had an hour stop over at Sao Paulo then a 33 minutes hop to Rio. The hostel I´m staying in is nice, ...

FINALLY!, Rio, Brazil travel blog

FINALLY!

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... labourers manually transported heavy machinery and parts by laboriously climbing Sugar Loaf to construct the chairlift. The view overlooking Rio is stunning because you can see Christ the Redeemer in the distance and Copacabana. Interestingly, as I was ...

Corcovado - Meeting Jesus, My Creator, Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Corcovado - Meeting Jesus, My Creator

A travel blog entry by hecqs

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No visit to Rio is complete without a visit Cristo Redentor Statue at the top of the Corcovado Hill. We did not ride the cogwheel train. Instead, we took the private tour for BR 40.00, which is BR4.00 more than the cogwheel train. The train will ...

Turning into a nightowl, Rio, Brazil travel blog

Turning into a nightowl

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... and sunny Australian summer days can't come around fast enough. It's a shame because I love this city (I'd love to return to Brazil to do the country more justice) but the weather has simply dampened my experience of this city... thank goodness for the ...

Florianopolis to Rio de Janeiro - Day 39, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Florianopolis to Rio de Janeiro - Day 39

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... places to visit. When I arrived in Florianopolis, I thankfully only had a 3 hour wait at the station for a connecting bus to Rio de Janeiro which is another long slog for 18 hours. I'm hoping when I reach Rio tomorrow morning I'll be able to find a ...

Rainy day - so all day beers and football!, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Rainy day - so all day beers and football!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... Lorna for as long as possible, but eventually she found out. She was not happy! Funny thing is, today is a bank holiday in Brazil, so they get the same crap bank holiday weather as we do in England! Barmy. Obviously, with it being a bank holiday and ...

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Rio de Janeiro

A travel blog entry by roundtheworld

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... a steak sandwich to die for, we made it back to the hotel and tumbled into bed. Nov 15 Today was a holiday in Brazil. But according to the Nigerian guy who sold us sandwiches on the beach, the Brazilians have a holiday every week! The weather was ...

Cloudy Christ & a Sugar Loaf, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Cloudy Christ & a Sugar Loaf

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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... to the top ....40 mins later..... we were soaked with sweat lol. The first part of Sugar Loaf has great views all the way around Rio but of course Christ had stuck himself back in the clouds so he was nowhere to be seen - gutted.  We hung about for ...

Tropical Paradise!, Ihla grande, Brazil travel blog

Tropical Paradise!

A travel blog entry by steveanderson

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Caught the ferry to the beautiful island of Ilha Grande for a couple of days hiking and relaxation before reaching Rio...we weren't disappointed! Enjoyed a couple of hikes around the island with spectacular views. Mendes Lopes beach on day one was one of ...

From the Depths to the Heights, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

From the Depths to the Heights

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... is not our idea of fun - so our route now took us back down along the Atlantic coast heading towards Rio de Janeiro. The summer retreats of wealthy Paulistanos quickly gave way to the grimy industrial estates and smutty oil processing plants surrounding ...

Rio Rocks!, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Rio Rocks!

A travel blog entry by kevandsian

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Hello from Rio! Yes, we´re in Rio de Janeiro, often quoted as being one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and despite hearing this about countless places around the world, we´d have to agree. The guidebooks can make you paranoid about your ...

Her name is Rio and Rio was grand, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Her name is Rio and Rio was grand

A travel blog entry by easties

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... about safety in and around Rio so we didn't know what to expect. Well, it is difficult to generalise but our experience in Rio was wonderful. We had felt more uneasy in Lima and at times in Quito and with six nights' experience in Rio under ...

Downtown Rio and Azucar de Pao, Pao de Azucar, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Downtown Rio and Azucar de Pao

A travel blog entry by hecqs

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I woke up just in time to freshen up and to have breakfast. David, my new Canadian friend and I met up with Marvin, a Venezuelan. You met them already in the picture I had posted yesterday. Anyway, still, David became our private tourist guide ...

One long day in Rio, Rio de janeiro, Brazil travel blog

One long day in Rio

A travel blog entry by brendanlarkin

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... too. We started out the day in one of the 200 favellas that have proliferated along the slopes of the mountains that surround Rio. I was apprehensive about visiting the place because to me it seemed too much like going to look at animals in the zoo. ...

Revelling In Rainy Rio., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Revelling In Rainy Rio.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... is off to Ilha Grande an island 3 hours south of Rio for 3 nights and hopefully some better weather! Foot Note: Christ The Redeemer Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is now one of the New Seven Wonders Of The World Winners. Rio de Janeiro also featured in the book ...

Carnival Time, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Carnival Time

A travel blog entry by suenson_taylors

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... Coelho, who arrived on 1st January 1502. Thinking it was the mouth of a great river, he called the place January River (Rio de Janeiro). However, the Portuguese did not use the enormous bay as a port and it was first settled by the French who stayed ...

Into the favela, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Into the favela

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... into a human zoo, even a voyeuristic experience.  Supporters, on the other hand, say that you can't really understand a place like Rio until you visit the favela.  Erin and I split on this issue.  I wanted to see the favela while Erin did ...

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